Image – Oak Island Golf Club, Caswell Beach, NC
Golf is not everyone’s game. However, it is certainly popular in southeastern, NC, evidenced by the number of golf communities in the area – and the people who live in them. Did you know that the game is considered to have been invented by the Scots? “A spokesman for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, one of the oldest Scottish golf organisations, said “Stick and ball games have been around for many centuries, but golf as we know it today, played over 18 holes, clearly originated in Scotland.” In 1739, the game spread to (what is now) the United States with a shipment of clubs and balls to South Carolina and the establishment of the South Carolina Golf Club in Charleston in 1787. The game became very popular in the Roaring Twenties and the number of golf clubs have been growing ever since that time.*
*Source – Wikipedia
Image – Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach, NC
The following public golf courses can be found in the Southport – Oak Island, NC area:
The Bald Head Island Club On Bald Head Island, NC
The Lakes Country Club in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Further south, you will find these courses.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC: The Big Cats Golf Courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation
Carolina Shores, NC: Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club
Holden Beach, NC: Lockwood Folly Country Club
In the northern part of Brunswick County, NC, you can play golf at these locations.
Image – Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest, Leland, NC